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 OCKEN

 

John Ocken was born in Sittinghausen, Germany on April 5, 1849. On October 29, 1875 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Schaefer, and to this union eight children were born, one of whom died in infancy. The other children were: Mary (Mrs. Henry Puttman), John A., Teresa (Mrs. Herman Woerdehoff), Elizabeth (Mrs. George Wess), Joe, Anna (Mrs. John Wolterman), and Henry.

In 1882 John Ocken and his family crossed the ocean and settled on a farm in Carroll County. Later they moved to Breda and he worked for many years on the section for the railroad, being division boss for the last fifteen years. In his later years he was town marshal for a few years and also operated a cream buying station. He died on July 27, 1915.
 

John Ocken Family

Front: John, Elizabeth (Schaefer) Ocken

Back: Mary Puttman, Teresa Woerdehoff, Henry, Joe, John, Elizabeth Wess and Anna Wolterman

 

Transcription and Photo by: Anita Henning Lemon Grove, CA

 (From page 107 of  The Breda Centennial Book, Older Days Renewed 1877-1977)

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John A. and Kate Wolterman Ocken

Attendants in back: Geo. Wolterman and Lizzie Ocken

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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OLERICH

 

Joseph Olerich was born Jan 7, 1859 at Galena, Illinois. He came to Carroll County as a young man and settled on a farm east of Breda were he resided a number of years. Later he was identified with hardware, implement and furniture businesses in Breda for many years. He erected a number of the large business buildings in Breda, and was a director of the bank. In 1911, J. W. Zurmahr and H. J. Bruning joined him as partners. Mr. Olerich retired from active business about 1926.

He and Matilda Zurmahr were married Jan 14, 1893. They were the parents of six children: Alva, (Wand), Herman J., Victor, Frank, Carl and Arthur. Mr. Olerich died Dec 30, 1936.

Olerich Family

Alva, Joe, Matilda (Zurmahr)

Back: Herman, Vic, Frank, Carl and Art

 

Transcription by: Anita Henning  Lemon Grove, CA

 (On page 93 and 95 of The Breda Centennial Book, Older Days Renewed 1877-1977)

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Chas. and Elizabeth Oswald

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Chas. Borromeo and Elizabeth May Oswald

Mary, Marcellus, Chs. Frances and Peter

Clara, Wendy, Leo, Henry and Pauline

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Wlm. O'  Tool Family

Arnim, Dorothy, Darlene, Roger

Lowell, Iva

Coletta, Melvin and Bill

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Wlm. and Coletta (Schelle) O' Tool

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Pat and Anna Bach O' Tool

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Henry Oswald Family

Marie-Max Bell, Henry, Laura, John

Andrew, Dick, Walter

Genevieve-Leon Ness, Angela-Frank Nees, Agnes-Robert Louis, Leona-John Seidl

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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Frank Ocken

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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Herman Olberding

Mrs. Frank Happe, Ben, Bernadine, Joseph, Anna Reuter, Lizzie Niehaus, Herman, Loretta

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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Henry Olberding, Bernadien, Harman and Elizabeth, Mrs. Olberding

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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Zeke and Helen Oswald

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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